Sunday, April 22, 2012

HT Recommends: The Titanic in Historical Fiction

During this week especially devoted to the Centennial we thought it could be nice to have a list of the historical fiction novels mentioning the Titanic.

In some it is the main event, in others just a bit of background story, but they all cover the sinking of the "Unsinkable Ship". Do let us know if you read, or are planning to read, any of them.

The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott
Every Man For Himself by Beryl Bainbridge
Maiden Voyage by Cynthia Bass
Gilding The Lily by Rita Bradshaw
Deadly Voyage: RMS Titanic, Jamie Laidlaw, April 14, 1912 by Hugh Brewster
White Star: A Dog on The Titanic by Marty Crisp
That Fatal Night: The Titanic Diary of Dorothy Wilton by Sarah Ellis
The Captain's Daughter by Leah Fleming
Wave Cry by Alexander Fullerton
The Girl Who Came Home by Hazel Gaynor
Promise Me This by Cathy Golhke
By the Light of the Silvery Moon by Tricia Goyer
Titanic Affair by Amanda Grange
Unsinkable by Dan James
Remembering the Titanic by Diane Hoh
Titanic: The Long Night by Diane Hoh
The House of Velvet and Glass by Katherine Howe
Titanic Trilogy by Gordon Korman: Unsinkable, Collision Course, and S.O.S.
The Company of the Dead by David Kowalski
A Titanic Journey Across The Sea 1912 by Laurie Lawlor
Hearts The Survive. A Novel of The Titanic by Yvonne Lehmann
One Night to Remember by Kristin Miller
Dangerous Waters: An Adventure on the Titanic by Gregory Mone
Women and Children First by Gill Paul
Amanda / Miranda by Richard Peck
The Candle Man: A Victorian Thriller by Alex Scarrow
The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Titanic Tragedy by William Seil
The Memory of Eva Ryker by Donald A. Stanwood
A Good Woman by Danielle Steel
No Greater Love by Danielle Steel
The Last Voyage by Jessica Stirling
Distant Waves by Suzanne Weyn
Titanic Crossing by Barbara Williams
The Watch That Ends The Night: Voices From the Titanic by Allan Wolfe

We left non-fiction, vampires and time-travelling titles out of this list. If you think we missed any good HF title please do lets us know in the comments. We are looking forward to add more books to our TBR piles!


  1. I have read quite a few of these. A few other young adult titles I read were SOS Titanic by Eve Bunting, Survival: Titanic by Kathleen Duey & Karen Bale, Dear Canada: That Fatal Night by Sarah Ellis, and Dear America: Voyage on the Great Titanic by Ellen Emerson White, and No Moon by Irene N. Watts. I also read a rather cheesy young adult romance novel called Nicole by Candice F Ransom, which had almost the same plot as the Titanic movie but published over 10 years earlier.

  2. Thanks for the suggestions! Regarding Ransom's book... maybe Cameron read it too. ;-)

  3. I have both The Girl Who Came Home and The House of Velvet and Glass on my TBR pile. I will pass on a link to my reviews of them if I ever get around to attacking that TBR pile, LOL. (Perhaps I should join a challenge to get me moving on it!)